Kids’ Club Review by Isla: Max & the Midknights

Max & the MidknightsMax & the Midknights, Lincoln Peirce

This book is about some kids that were pretending to be knights. They called themselves the Midknights. My favourite part was when zombies came out of gravestones. I was a bit nervous because I wasn’t sure if they would be alright.

5 stars

Reviewed by Isla from Miramar and Seatoun School , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by James: Max & the Midknights

Max & the MidknightsMax & the Midknights, Lincoln Peirce

I would give this book 5 stars + 2,000,000. I liked Max and the Midknights because Max was a girl and I was surprised by that. There were lots of funny parts in the book. I liked that it was all about Kings and Knights. I liked how Max used her uncle’s loot for a bow and arrow. They would always go off on adventures into the wild. I’d recommend this book from ages 6 to 14 years.

5 stars

Reviewed by James from Johnsonville and Churton Park School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Gaurav: Max & the Midknights

Max & the MidknightsMax & the Midknights, Lincoln Peirce

This book was great I loved the way it was written and it was like a normal story. The book was a quick read though.I liked the setting as it was in the fourteenth century. The best part was at the end when all of Bruce’s friends came along. I would suggest anyone to read this book as it has no horror scenes and felt like a piece of cake to read

5 stars

Reviewed by Gaurav from Johnsonville and Raroa Normal Intermediate , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: The forgetful knight

The forgetful knightThe forgetful knight, by Michelle Robinson and Fred Blunt

This book is about a knight who forgets everything. He goes to fight a dragon to save his horse. I thought this book was okay but not amazing. It was easy to read and had great illustrations.

4 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly Morgan: The forgetful knight

The forgetful knightThe forgetful knight, by Michelle Robinson and Fred Blunt

This book is about a forgetful knight who is on a mission to rescue his horse, Sir Clopalot. I thought this was a nice children’s storybook with pleasant illustrations. I would recommend this book to young children.

3 stars

Reviewed by Molly Morgan from Karori and Karori Normal School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Macy: The forgetful knight

The forgetful knightThe forgetful knight, by Michelle Robinson and Fred Blunt

The Forgetful Knight, By Michelle Robinson and Fred Blunt, is an interesting book. I would recommend it for boys, although girls can read it, because it is still enjoyable. Any age can read this book, but especially little kids. The book is about a knight that thinks his best friend has been eaten by a dragon, and tries to fight the dragon. Although it had been eaten by the dragon, it was still alive. The best friend got out of the dragons stomach, as the knight squeezed the dragon. So now the best friend is saved, everyone will live happily ever after. I would suggest this book to others because it is funny to see the knight being forgetful, and it is an easy read. I wanted to keep on reading because the author made us keep guessing what was going to happen next. The book taught me not to come to hasty conclusions, without knowing the situation. I felt nervous when reading it, because I thought the best friend was actually not alive anymore. Overall, this book was an enjoyable, and quick read, and I really looked forward to finding out what would happen next.

By Macy – (7)

5 stars

Reviewed by Macy from Khandallah and Khandallah School , 7 years old

Great new kids fiction for the new school year!

Image courtesy of SyndeticsCrowns and Codebreakers by Elen Caldecott (The Marsh Road Mysteries #2)

Minnie’s Gran picks up the wrong suitcase at the airport. Then Minnie’s house is burgled and the only thing taken is the suitcase. The suitcase was full of boy’s clothes. Who was the boy? What has happened to him? Minnie knows there is a mystery to be solved here and reassembles her gang to solve it.


Stop Those Monsters! by Steve ColeImage courtesy of Syndetics

The Wizard of Oz meets Monsters Inc in this MONSTROUSLY funny stand-alone story from bestselling author phenomenon, Steve Cole. I’m Bob, a human boy stuck in a land of MONSTERS. I’m trying to get out with the help of three – count them, three – incredible creatures. There’s Verity, who looks like a giant hamster. Alfie, who’s about as scary as a bag of crisps. And Zola, a gorgon who can’t turn people to stone (though she can manage cardboard at a push). We’re on a crazy, death-defying quest to escape with our lives. And all around us, the cry goes up: STOP THOSE MONSTERS!!!


Image courtesy of SyndeticsA Horse Called Dora ; Knight in Training #2 (by Vivian French and David Melling

Sam J. Butterbiggins’ only ambition is to be a Very Noble Knight, but he has a problem he’s been packed off to the castle next door to stay with his aunt, uncle and annoying cousin Prune while his parents are away. But Sam’s discovered an ancient scroll listing the six quests to be completed in order to become a knight, and he’s already completed the first one! Now he’s found his True Companion (Prune), next on the list is to track down a Snow White Steed. But when Aunt Egg orders Sam and Prune to journey to Weasel’s Hill to deliver Horace the warthog back to his owner, it looks like the young knight-in-training looks will have to put his quest on hold. Or will he?


Under Suspicion by R.A. SprattImage courtesy of Syndetics

Since Friday Barnes was arrested after cracking the case of Highcrest academy’s swamp-yeti, she is not so sure boarding school was the smartest choice! And there’s a new boy at school who’s take a shine to her to deal with. Can Friday navigate the school grounds and decipher a decades-old mystery without getting caught in an unexpected love triangle?


Image courtesy of SyndeticsNancy Drew; The Secret of Shadow Ranch by Carolyn Keene

‘Nancy Drew arrives in Phoenix, Arizona, eagerly looking forward to a fun-filled vacation at Shadow Ranch, but abruptly finds herself involved in a baffling mystery.  The ranch is being haunted by a phantom horse and maliciously damaged by an unknown enemy.  Local people believe that the ghostly animal is carrying out the curse of Dirk Valentine, the romantic outlaw who was killed many years ago at Shadow Ranch, where he had gone to fulfill a promise to his sweetheart’…. –taken from inside book cover.